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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Run for the Kids 2006


A few weekends ago, I watched the Commonwealth Games marathon runners wind their was through the streets of Melbourne. I was there at Carlton Gardens to take pictures of the participants near the beginning of their race and I was there at the end when they sped along the Yarra River towards the MCG. I wondered how it must feel to have to maintain a strong state of mind for such a long race and what the cheers of the spectators would mean to the runners, especially when it's starting to feel like it's been a long day.

Well, last Sunday, I got the chance to have a little feel of what it's like at the inaugural Herald Sun/Citylink Run for the Kids! Fortunately, I had had the foresight (uh huh) to register early on for the 14.7km, which traversed the Bolte Bridge and the Domain Tunnel, as they closed registrations off at 20,000 participants after an unexpectedly overwhelming response. The event ended up raising more than $400,000 for The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal! A huge thanks to the organisers, marshalls, volunteers and cheering spectators.

Placed 4748 in the 14.7km.in the 2006 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids
in a time of 1:19:07

These photos are borrowed from here.

3 Comments:

  • Congratulations! What a stunning photograph, as well as incredible attachment.

    And all for the very best of causes!

    By Anonymous Ivonne, at Sat. Apr. 15, 02:43:00 am AEST  

  • I am not a blogger, just a lurker, but wanted to congratulate you on a great accomplishment!

    Getting ready to run my first full marathon in a couple of weeks, your article is an inspiration!

    (nice blog, by the way... :-)

    By Anonymous SallyBR, at Sat. Apr. 15, 03:27:00 am AEST  

  • Ivonne: The views of the Melbourne cityscape from Bolte Bridge was fantastic!

    sallybr: Thanks for de-lurking and leaving a comment. I have yet to work my way up to a half-marathon so it's great to hear that you are doing a full one soon! Good luck!

    By Blogger cin, at Sat. Apr. 15, 09:48:00 am AEST  

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